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PYRAMIDS OF GIZA
                By: Jeron Impreso, Jonah Sheffield, and Kevin Barta
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     Introduction
The Pyramids of Giza lie in
 Giza, Egypt with the three
 biggest pyramids being the
 Great Pyramid of Khufu,
 the Pyramid of Kahfre,
 and the Pyramid of
 Menkaura with the “Great
 Pyramid” of Khufu being
 the largest out of the
 three.
INTRODUCTION CONTINUED...
These pyramids were built during the 3rd and 4th Dynasty.
  The Great Pyramid of Khufu was the tallest building until
  the modern age when the Eiffel Tower was constructed.
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     King Khufu
    The King in charge of
 the building of the
 pyramids was King Khufu.
 He is also known as
 Cheops.
King Khufu’s ruling was
 very kind. The pyramid
 was created by 100’000
 people. They could only
 worked on it 3 months a
 year. During these
 months their farms were    http://looklex.com/e.o/ill/khufu01.jpg

 flooded.
KING KHUFU-BUILDING THE PYRAMID
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While working on them, the King gave them food
 and clothing. The King reasoned that if they all
 came together for a common goal, they could
 build nationalism without war.
                  Pyramids
                                                          The 3 main pyramids each
                                                           had an mortuary temple,
                                                           a mastabas tomb, and
                                                           smaller side pyramid.
                                                           Royal officials and family
                                                           were buried in these
                                                           smaller pyramids. Each of
                                                           these main pyramids had
                                                           causeways that led to
                                                           seperate valley temples
                                                           along the Nile and The
                                                           Sphynx.
http://www.ask-aladdin.com/pyramid.htm The Great Sphynx
PYRAMID OF KHUFU...
It is the most famous                               Known as one of the
   pyramid in Egypt                                 “Seven Ancient
                                                    Wonders Of the World”




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    Pyramid of Khufu...
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   There is 9m of Limestone
    covering gone from its original
    height,that was taken by Ottoman
    Turks in the 15 century to build
    houses and Mosques in Cairo.

   There are two entrances on the
    Northern side of the pyramid.
    One below the pyramid that’s
    man-made, and the original
    entrance built in the 9th century
    due to the belief of treasures
    being kept inside the pyramid.
    This original entrance is 17m
    above ground level.
PYRAMID OF KHUFU
The main pyramid, The Pyramid of Khufu has sides that
  are oriented to the direction of the compass.
Each length of the base is 755 feet. The pyramid is
  currently 451 feet.




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Pyramid of Khufu...
It was constructed
   using 2’300’000
   limestone blocks.
   Each block weighed
   an average of 2.5
   tons, but they could
   reach up to 16 tons.
   It was cased with
   limestone, but that
   was removed to
   build Cairo. It is
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   Architectural
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   Masterpiece.
 FINAL RESTING PLACE

 Ancient Egyptians often build pyramids as tombs
   for their Kings and Queens. There are about
   eighty pyramids known today.




http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/history/history.html
http://www.hulu.com/watch/26077/es
capemojo-wonders-of-the-ancient-
world---great-pyramids-of-giza
BIBLIOGRAPHY

http://www.eyelid.co.uk/pyramid3.htm
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/e
  gypt/architecture/gizapyramids.html
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids
  /pyramids.html
http://www.ask-aladdin.com/pyramid.htm
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/pyramids/hom
  e.html

				
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